Renowned record engineer, Zapp Mallet, says his professional music career began immediately after finishing his bachelor’s degree at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
In a special interview on Citi TV’s Footprints show, the ace producer revealed that he did not rely on his academic credentials after having obtained a second-class upper degree.
After leaving KNUST in 1988, I went straight into music, and only went back for my certificate 24 years later.
He said he handed over the document to his wife for keeps and feels proud to share his academic accomplishments with the younger generation.
Zapp Mallet, born Emmanuel Mallet, is regarded as one of Ghana’s most accomplished music producers and a pioneer of Ghana’s hiplife genre.
He studied at Accra Academy from 1975 to 1982 where he was a member of the school’s band, before entering Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tecchnology (KNUST) to study publishing skills for his bachelor’s degree.
For three times in a row, 1999, 2000, and 2001, Zapp Mallet was named ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards, making him the first and only recording engineer to achieve that.
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Source: Ghana Weekend